Mandate roundup: Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, IPE-Quest
GLOBAL – UK local authority funds seek manager for newly launched infrastructure fund.
New Jersey sets aside €275m for European real estate investment
NORTH AMERICA – Pension fund looks to increase 6.6% allocation to Europe.
BlackRock to acquire private equity property firm MGPA
GLOBAL – Asset manager says deal to advance growth strategy in Asia-Pacific, Europe.
APG, LaSalle to finance UK residential, student housing projects
EUROPE – Dutch institution increases European property debt exposure with £238m commitment.
Danish schemes welcome report supporting infrastructure PPPs
DENMARK – Pension fund PKA 'ready to invest billions' in suitable projects.
Swiss schemes cut bonds, abandon securities lending
SWITZERLAND – Schemes 'rethinking' temporary lending of securities over risk concerns.
German roundup: Hoechst PK, JLL, Hochtief, PSP Investments
GLOBAL – Hoechst, Höchster pension funds buy retail portfolio from Jones Lang LaSalle.
USS, Borealis in £5bn bid for UK utility company
GLOBAL – One of UK's largest pension funds teams up with Canadian scheme to acquire Severn Trent.
IMF warns Dutch pension funds against mortgage investments
NETHERLANDS – Says pension funds should not be incentivised to alter asset allocation.
Contra Costa earmarks $240m for real estate investment
NORTH AMERICA – Pension fund allocates lion's share of capital to distressed.
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